Grateful Dead Live at Alfred College on 1970-05-01
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Deep Elem Blues
I Know You Rider
Monkey and the Engineer ->
Me And My Uncle
The Race Is On
Wake Up Little Susie
New Speedway Boogie
Uncle John's Band
Not Fade Away
Hard To Handle
Cryptical Envelopment ->
The Other One ->
Turn On Your Lovelight
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|Deep Elem Blues|
|I Know You Rider|
|Monkey And The Engineer ->|
|Me And My Uncle|
|The Race Is On|
|Wake Up Little Susie|
|New Speedway Boogie|
|Uncle John's Band|
|Not Fade Away|
|Hard To Handle|
|Cryptical Envelopment ->|
|The Other One ->|
|Turn On Your Lovelight//|
-- Source 1 provides Deep Elem Blues through Cumberland Blues
-- Source 2 provides The Race Is On through the middle of Drums
-- Source 3 provides the middle of Drums though the end of the show
-- Part of the acoustic set with members of the New Riders
-- Thanks to David Gans for sources 2 and 3
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction
- 2008-11-09 08:07:05
- CD -> Adobe Audition v1.5 ->Samplitude Professional v10.1 -> FLAC
- Alfred, NY
- Run time
- Source 1: SBD -> Master Reel -> CD Source 2: SBD ->Master Reel -> Dat -> Sonic Solutions -> CD Source 3: SBD -> Master Reel -> Reel-> Dat -> Sonic Solutions -> CD
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Alfred College
Subject: This Darkness got to give..
Take Jesus as your daily guide
Though you may feel pure and saintly
Without Him walking by your side
And when you come to make your crossing
At the end of the pilgrim's way
If you ever will meet your Savior
You will surely meet Him on that day
Now look at that cold Jordan
Look at its deep water
Look at that wide river
Oh, heavy mighty billows roll
You better take Jesus with you
He's a true companion
Oh, I'm sure without Him
That you never will make it home
That awful day of judgment
Is coming in the by and by
We'll see our Lord descending
In the glory from on high
Oh, let us get in touch with Jesus
And in the special love of God
And maybe ever get ready
When he comes on Jordan's tide
This is a very deep Acoustic Set
especially when compared to the
'a band member is delayed' impromptu mini sets
of early 1970
The addition of NRPS in the acoustic
goes well both vocally
and with guitar and mandolin
Speedway, Jordan, UJB
is thinking man's DEAD
(Are you kind ?)
The electric set is fierce right out of the gate-NFA
Intense Interplay vocally between PIg &Weir to close
Pretty cool that they could be so mellow for the acoustic
and so rocket fueled for the electric.
High Time in the last ballad of the Night slot
how rare would that have been in the 80s?
Lovelight has some nice harmonies
on the Shine on Me..
Subject: May 1, 1970, the first show of the 1970 Spring tour and the first of An Evening With the Grateful Dead, New Riders, new format.
Subject: Just to keep this going
Subject: Stream only?
Subject: Sounds so good
Subject: NRPS Harmonies
I love both songs when played electric, but this easy acoustic is spectacular.
Subject: An Evening With The Grateful Dead
Subject: this is 1 sick ass acoustic/electric show!
The electric stuff soars as well - Other One, NFA, the (cut) Lovelight - ten times yes! Will likely be among your personal faves.
Subject: What a beauty
Subject: '70 bliss
Well...this and nekkid chicks.
Subject: I Know You Rider coolness
Subject: Those monitors....or beer..
Dig it, like uh.
Subject: THANK YOU
Subject: Finally getting the deserved spotlight
For my money the 1st set is the best acoustic set of the 1970 format. After the Deep Elem warmup each song is totally nailed. The second dead set (which followed an NRPS set) is also decent enough but with most shows from this period, the focus was on the acoustic set. It has a good Hard to Handle and Other One is also worth the time.
1st Set: A+
2nd Set: C+
Rider - A near-perfect example of the acoustic/slow-folk version (also check 2/7/70)
Cumberland - The funky thumping type
Wake Up Little Susie
New Speedway - On Fallout from the Phil Zone
A+ versions of the following:
Monkey and the Engineer
Me and My Uncle
Race is On
The Miller95683 source is the best representation of this show and is itself part of the art that has made this show enjoyable. Consider the fact that the vault has no master. (And we finally get to hear this Other One)
Subject: Fantastic acoustic set.
Subject: David Nelson
Subject: Sick of cowboy medleys?
Subject: Nothing wrong with making money
That said....This is one sweet show. Thanks to all who were there back then to make sure that tapes survived.
Subject: BEST NEW SPEEDWAY BOOGIE EVER!!!!
Subject: Acoustic Alchemy
The electric portion is scorcher in it's own rights. NFA burns. There are a few blemishes.
Still, this one is a keeper brothers and sisters.
Subject: The harmonies are sweet
Will rate it if/when I listen to the rest.
Subject: the last part is a bit muddy
Subject: cold jordan
Subject: Alfred may '70
just found this site!
I was there. was a freshman. The show was at the Tech college, across the valley.
The acid was very good that nite, but I do remember hanging out with Phil and Mickey as they loaded the station wagons to split after the show.
I think there were maybe 50 people at the show - haha!!
Next nite was the magical Harpur college show - we drove in Wally's '61 bug to binghampton.
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" May 1, 1970 at Alfred College, Alfred, NY, U.S.A.
Thirty nine years ago the GRATEFUL DEAD were in Alfred, NY wherever that is?
Why were they there? Because in 1970 the GRATEFUL DEAD were not a HUGE CORPORATE MONEY MACHINE, like most you know them.
They were the scariest, ugliest, freakiest, most bizzare show outside of a bonafide FREAK SHOW.
Most people today only know the GRATEFUL DEAD as this HUGE money making machine that only played coliseums. You missed it...so listen to the boys be the boys, without the big Bill Graham Production.
If you got turned on to the GRATEFUL DEAD after 1972, all you know of them is this huge money making machine. I remember when NOBODY would sign the GRATEFUL DEAD, I remember when Warner Bros, "GREEN LABEL" was losing money on the DEAD.
The fad of the "Hippy Scene" was exploited. Thank GOD the DEAD rejected that crap.
It's called show business, no business, no show.
This is before the business, before the corporations, before the avarice.
I think this is the best sounding, most complete set of songs for the May 1, 1970 show.
Okay there are several May 1, 1970 shows here on the IA. I got them all. I recommend you get them all too.
Get em' while you can, get em' while they're free, get em' now or you'll be sorry. The "Man" giveth and the "Man" taketh away.
Stereo mix, excellent recording, exceptional performances. A must have for any collector of 1970 GRATEFUL DEAD.
Me and My Uncle is in the pocket.
Sounds like Marmaduke (from the NRPS) is singing backup with Bobby on Mama Tried, written by Merle Haggard.
Electric GRATEFUL DEAD starts with Not Fade Away.
Hard To Handle is funky, Pigpen was the greatest front man I ever saw...The GRATEFUL DEAD were great, but they were the best when they had PIGPEN. Pigpen had soul, heart, and an unlimited amount of talent.
Cryptical Envelopement is sweet and jazzy...I loved the Ahthem of the Sun sets...no pun intended...
Eat, Drink, be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the Love.
Subject: to oh_uh_um_ha or whatever
Subject: One of the very best wooden sets...
Subject: ohhhh well